As November comes, we find ourselves reflecting on the end of another church year.Many people at this time of year wonder what we would do if the Last Day were to happen during our lifetime.As it turns out, we aren’t the first people to have such thoughts.
On May 19, 1780, the sky over Hartford, Connecticut (and, in fact, much of New England), darkened so quickly and ominously that some of the members of the Connecticut legislature, glancing out the windows, actually feared the end of the world was at hand. They clamored, of course, for immediate adjournment.
The speaker of the council, Colonel Abraham Davenport, quelled the disruption when he rose and said to the assembly, “The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought.”
The end of this world, according to the Bible, is imminent. Jesus will return on Judgment Day (Mk 13:24–27). So what should we be doing now?
The Bible gives us direction: “Admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak. . . . Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess 5:14, 16–18).
As Christians, we don’t fear the end of the world. Neither do we fear the troubles of this life. We know they will come. But what helps us through them is the knowledge that Jesus has overcome them, he is with us, and he is coming back to take us to be with him forever in heaven.
Come to Holy Cross – Jesus is here – for you!
Your Servant in Christ,
Pastor Jeffrey Stone
Proverbs3 Verses 5 to 6.  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1